The main difference between Grammys and other music related awards shows are the voters. Most award shows are based on viewer-votes, while the Grammy are based on (professional votes). This concept is a little confusing but can be cleared with this analogy. A "popular" song is not always a "good" song. This distinction prevents one-hit wonders from outshining those with longevity.
Judging criteria for the Grammys include music sales, Billboard charts, and airplay. This is a handicap for many artists and songwriters today. Music is shared freely across the internet. Instead of purchasing an album, consumers illegally download then share a song. That not only steals money from those in the business but it also damages their credibility in marking tallies.
If you want your favorite artist, producer or other contributor to win a Grammy, please do the following.
- Purchase their music through verified and legal channels.
- Stop downloading material.
- Join NARAS